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CNET Update: New PlayStation may debut this month

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CNET Update: New PlayStation may debut this month

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Sony is expected to unveil the PS4 on Feb. 20, Nokia is testing a supermaterial, and Amazon amps up Prime Instant Video content.

This can be an exciting year for gamers. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. Get ready for a new PlayStation to be unveiled this month. Sony is having a press conference on February 20th in New York and it released a teaser video featuring the iconic PlayStation shapes. The video is cryptic but the Wall Street Journal has sources saying that Sony will be revealing the PS4 and it'll go on sale later this year. The report adds that Sony will not just improve the hardware but also will add new ways to interact with the device with social gaming features. Interesting that Sony's gonna debut this before the traditional E3 unveiling in June. Verizon update its prepaid plans for Smartphones, the competition is growing in the pay-as-you-go market. Seventy dollars a month gets users unlimited talk and text and 2 gigs of data. That's $10 less than it used to cost. The catch is that it's only for 3G Smartphones running Android, iOS or Blackberry---- no love for Windows phones, but customers don't need to buy a new phone. This plan can be added to [unk] phone. Future Nokia phones could be made with a super-light indestructible material. Now it's not Adamantium or Vibranium, it's Graphene. And Nokia received the grant from the European Union to do research and development of this super material made of carbon. On the atom scale, it' looks like chicken wire and it said to be the hardest substance in the world, 300 times stronger than steel. It's also incredibly thin just one atom thick and it's a better conductor than copper. Apple may be working on a deal with HBO to put the HBO Go App on the Apple TV streaming box. That report comes from Bloomberg. And Amazon streaming service is getting more content. It made a deal for Prime Instant Video to be the exclusive subscription service that shows Downton Abbey episodes. And it's also working on production of 5 original kid shows. Netflix also has its own original shows. It just premiered to TV series called House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey and all 13 episodes are available at once. With the recent release of Opus 365, many of you scoffed at the idea of paying $100 a year to subscribe to Office, so now is the good time to take a look at the free alternatives. Google Docs let users import and export Microsoft Office filet types. Kingsoft Office suite also opens Microsoft files and preserves the formatting. LibreOffice has raver views and of course there's Microsoft Office web apps, the trim down cloud version of the desktop suite. You can get links to more details on these programs as well as today's other stories at cnet.com/update. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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